MA in Russian and East European Literature and Culture REELC
The MA in Russian and East European Literature and Culture is one of the most wide-ranging programs of its kind offered anywhere in the world. SSEES offers a rich variety of courses on the region, ranging from the pre-modern period to the latest 21st-century developments, from Russia and Poland to the Czech Republic and Croatia, and from film and philosophy to literature and cultural studies.
Students who have successfully completed the course have progressed to further academic research on the region, or have obtained employment in such organisations as the European Parliament and the Ministry of Defence, as well as roles in business, think-tanks, NGOs, or similar, both in Britain and abroad.
The programme has the following entry requirements:
- Normally an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent is required (although applicants with high lower second-class honours degrees or equivalent will be considered)
- Non-native English speakers should achieve a score of 7.0 overall and at least 6.0 in each element of the IELTS test.
- For papers in certain course options, appropriate background knowledge in the relevant subject is expected and there are special language requirements for certain papers.
To make an application to this programme, please download application form.
Admissions queries or questions can be emailed to: email@example.com
Candidates must take 180 credits in total. 120 credits of which are taken from taught courses. The taught courses comprise of a 30 credit compulsory theory course and 90 credits from the list of elective core courses. In addition all students must undertake a free-standing dissertation worth 60 credits.
Students must select a further 90 Credits from the following:
- SEESGE18 All Quiet on the Eastern Front: Culture, Politics and Everday Life in Central and Eastern Europe (15 credits)
- SEESGE09 Bakhtin and Others: Alterity, Identity and Dialogue (15 credits)
- SEESGE07 How to Read/Interpret Texts: Introduction to Hermeneutics (15 credits)
- SEESGH05 The Self and the World: Theoretical Approaches to Travel Writing (15 credits)
- SEESGE08 Walter Benjamin: Philosophy, Aesthetics, History, Politics (15 credits)
- SEESGE20 Beyond Stereotypes: The Jews in Polish Culture (15 credits)
- SEESGE18 Culture, Politics and Everyday Life in Central and Eastern Europe from Stalin to the Present: All Quiet on the Eastern Front (15 credits)
- SEESGE16 Folly, Disaffection and Dystopia in Twentieth-Century Hungarian Literature (15 credits)
- SEESGE15 Freedom, Death and Love: Polish Fiction 1918-2005 (15 credits)
- SEESGR10 Russian as a New Language (30 credits) or
- SEESGR11 Intermediate Russian (30 credits) or
- SEESGR12 Advanced Russian (30 credits)
- SEESGR62 Being Soviet: Typologies of Soviet Identity in Russian Cinema 1917-1956 (15 credits)
- SEESGR20 Russian Cinema and Society since the Collapse of the Soviet Union: the Journey into the Unknown (15 credits)
- SEESGR24 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Russian Culture (15 credits)
- SEESGR23 Ire, Irony, Ideology: Satire and Humour in Russian Culture (15 credits)
- SEESGR25 Isolate and Punish: Exile, Prison and Hard Labour in Russian Literature (30 credits)
- SEESGO35 Nabokov and Russian Émigré Literature (30 credits)
- SEESGO40 The 19th-Century Russian Novel (30 credits)
- SEESGR09 Russian Thought (30 credits)
- SEESGR19 Soviet Cinema and Society from the Khrushchev 'Thaw' to the Collapse of the Soviet Union: the End of the Radiant Future(15 credits)
- SEESGH13 The Soviet Cultural Experiment I, 1917-1945 (15 credits)
- SEESGH14 The Soviet Cultural Experiment II, 1945-1991 (15 credits)
- On approval of the Programme Co-ordinator up to 30 MA credits may be selected from another SSEES course (see below SSEES Course Outline Guide for details of other modules) or other MA modules taught in a UCL Department
- On approval of the Programme Co-ordinator, students may also select one language course (30 credits) from the SSEES suite of MA courses
UCL SSEES is committed to providing our students with stimulating, high quality, research-led courses, however please be aware that we are not always able to guarantee that all courses will be available every year.
If you have queries about the programme or its courses please contact the Programmes Administrator for further information.
SSEES MA Course Outline Guide 2012-13
Scheme of Award for Students commencing the MA in Russian and East European Literature and Culture Programme in September 2012
Some of the authors and directors that you might study as part of the MA in REELC: Aleksandr Pushkin, Vítězslav Nezval and
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Wednesday 3 October 2012.